Latest Jamaica Stories

2014-08-21 23:15:26

TelephoneJamaica.com announces a special offer to help all Jamaicans living abroad keep a close relationship with family and friends back home: 17% OFF on calls to mobiles in Jamaica. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Have you heard the news? If not, then now it’s the moment to call Jamaica and find out what’s new. TelephoneJamaica.com customers may call any mobile in their country at only 19.9¢/min instead of 23.9¢/min and talk about the musical on Bob Marley's...

2014-08-06 23:10:55

TelephoneJamaica.com announces a special offer to help people living abroad keep a close relationship with family and friends back home: up to 40% off to call mobiles in Jamaica on Independence Day. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Thanks to TelephoneJamaica.com offer, Jamaicans living abroad can call any mobile at a special rate of 14.9 ¢/min. The beautiful beaches, the exotic wildlife, the rhythm of reggae music and most importantly, the dear ones are one call away. The...

2014-07-30 23:14:06

Executive Chairman of Cool Group, Joseph John Issa, says in an interview that greater access to business places is needed for disabled customers, including the availability of a wheelchair. (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Business guru Joseph John Issa, says in an interview that greater access to business places is needed for disabled customers, including the availability of a wheelchair. Joe Issa’s statement comes in light of his personal experience in July 2014, when he was severely challenged...

2014-07-29 23:02:42

Atlanta Special FX expands into International market just months after opening four new offices in the United States. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Just months after the recent announcement of Atlanta Special FX expanding offices to 4 new states, the exciting FX family does it again! Michael Willett, Owner of Atlanta Special FX and one time farmboy from Arkansas, is shocking the world with his new vision and strategies of bringing innovative event technologies to the masses....

2014-07-25 23:02:35

Three Stevens Institute of Technology professors in Hoboken, NJ are ensuring protective measures for storms are done the right way, as they are receiving $700,000 in funding to study the impact coastal manmade adaptations will have on the water quality in Jamaica Bay, NY. Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 $700,000 Designated as Part of Funding Awarded to Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay For most people, Superstorm Sandy was a wake-up call that something needs to be done to...

2014-07-15 04:21:29

- Leading US-based entrepreneurs to bring business expertise and passion for cricket to reigning CPL champs DALLAS, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a thrilling opening weekend for the Limacol Caribbean Premier League 2014, Chalak Mitra Group (CMG) has been announced as the new franchise owners of reigning Limacol CPL champions, the Jamaica Tallawahs. CMG was founded by seven best friends, who are dynamic entrepreneurs from India that are passionate about cricket. The group,...

2014-07-10 12:25:13

BAND TO PERFORM HIT ALBUM 'SOUNDSYSTEM' IN ITS ENTIRETY FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER DURING 4-NIGHT LUXURY CRUISE FROM MIAMI TO JAMAICA ATLANTA, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Multi-platinum rock band 311 and Sixthman, the industry leader in music festivals at sea, are proud to announce 311 Caribbean Cruise 2015 - Soundsystem Jamaica. The four-day festival at sea will take place aboard Norwegian Pearl, setting sail from Miami, Florida to Ocho Rios, Jamaica from February 25 - March 1, 2015....

2014-07-07 08:22:25

WALNUT, California, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced that the company has signed a Giant King Grass Supply Contract with ReSource BioEnergy, Inc. to supply Giant King Grass for its bioenergy projects in Jamaica. Giant King Grass propagation nodes were harvested from the VIASPACE nursery in California, inspected by the United States Department of Agriculture which issued a phytosanitary certificate, and were shipped to Jamaica where Giant King...

2014-07-04 23:01:59

Ticket Down has cut ticket prices for the soccer match between the Canada Men's National Soccer Team and Jamaica at BMO Field in Toronto. This reputable ticket exchange is offering their customer appreciation discount code "SOCCER-2014" for additional savings. Toronto, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) July 04, 2014 Tickets to the friendly soccer match between Canada and Jamaica on Tuesday, September 9th, are available at Ticket Down. All tickets for the game between Canada and...

2014-07-03 08:22:45

BOCA RATON, Fla., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Available NOW at Amazon.com and everywhere books are sold: This rags-to-riches autobiography has a major twist; it starts in Jamaica. "Jamerican" follows the improbable true-life journey of Sherwin Brown, who grew up the poorest of the poor in an already poverty-stricken country -- Jamaica. This book will inspire, educate and entertain, all at the same time. Mr. Brown writes with such an easy style, one feels like he's sitting right...

Latest Jamaica Reference Libraries

Small Asian Mongoose, Herpestes javanicus
2012-11-07 13:49:30

The small Asian mongoose (Herpestes javanicus) is native to Southeast and South Asia, but it has been introduced into other areas. In the western area of its range, populations are sometimes known as a separate species, called the small Indian mongoose or the Indian mongoose. Its range includes the mainland area between Iraq and China and the island of Java. It can be found at elevations of up to 7,217 feet in these areas. The range in which it has been introduced includes Caribbean and...

Jamaican Rice Rat, Oryzomys antillarum
2012-07-04 11:09:29

The Jamaican rice rat (Oryzomys antillarum) is an extinct species of rodent that was once found in Jamaica. This rat is thought to have been a divergence of O. couesi, which can be found in mainland Central America. It is thought that this rat went extinct in the late 19th century due to habitat destruction and by predation and competition from introduced species like the mongoose and the brown rat. Elliott Coues noted two specimens of Oryzomys in his 1877 monograph about North American...

2012-06-18 06:02:30

Symbol: CLMAJ Group: Monocot Family: Cyperaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N HI    N PR    N Synonyms:   CLJA Cladium jamaicense Crantz   CLLE Cladium leptostachyum Nees & Meyen   MAJA3 Mariscus jamaicensis (Crantz) Britton Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, FL, GA, HI, LA, MS, NC, NM, SC, TX, VA Classification:    ...

2008-11-21 15:57:43

The Jamaican Boa (Epicrates subflavus), also known as the Yellow Snake, is a non-venomous species of boa native to Jamaica and the Goat Island. It is the only species in its genus and family. It is common in most limestone forests. Adults grow to an average of about 6 feet 6 inches in length. It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ca. 1996). Its natural habitat is being destroyed , which forces them into inhabited areas, where they are captured and killed....

2008-02-06 15:18:07

The Caribbean Dove (Leptotila jamaicensis), is a species of bird in the Columbidae family, which include doves and pigeons. It is found in Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, and Turks and Caicos Islands. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest.

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Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.